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World Championships!!!

Starting on January 3, 2015 First Robotics Competition Teams (FRC) around the entire world spend six weeks designing, building, and training to compete in World Championships which was held in St. Louis, Missouri on April 22nd -25th. After coming in as the Second Alliance at the Alamo FIRST Robotics Competition and receiving a wildcard at the Hub City FIRST Robotics competition we were one of the competing teams at World Championship! This year there were 40,000 people in audience, 40 Countries, and 600 Robots at the Recycle Rush FIRST Competition. We were ranked 15th out of 76 in our Hopper division by the end of the Qualification rounds and were alliances with the 3rd ranked team (Alliance: FRC TEAMS 369, 2590, 1817, 11). Unfortunately we came up short about 3 points and were bumped out of semi – finals. The bright side was that we made it to World Champs and after being bumped out we were able to show our gracious professionalism by staying and supporting the other teams! After watching the winning alliance jump up and down out of excitement we chicken danced our way out of the dome. The most important thing there is to remember is that even though we didn’t make it to finals we tried our very best and can go bigger and harder next year!!! Raider! Power! Raider! Power!